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  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 5:07:40 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | PAUL BEDARD
    The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • PEF debit card case kept private

    09/30/2014 5:53:45 PM PDT · by Shady · 4 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | 9/30/14 | Brendan J Lyons
    Albany Officials at one of the state's largest public labor unions shielded a downstate council leader from potential prosecution after she allegedly used a union debit card to make at least $20,000 in questionable purchases — including liquor, restaurant bills and home improvement items. Several people familiar with the matter, and internal documents filed with the Albany-based Public Employees Federation, indicate PEF's leaders asked to handle the matter as an internal "ethics violation" when contacted several months ago by the office of Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe. The union represents more than 53,000 state government workers. The district...
  • Reports: Former Gov. George Pataki considering presidential run

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field. The paper says Pataki recently met with Republican donor David Koch. Pataki was governor from 1995 to 2006 and was mentioned as a potential presidential contender in the 2008 and 2012 elections. David Catalfamo, a former top Pataki adviser, says it's premature to talk about his former boss running for president. He says Pataki and Koch are...
  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT · by tje · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • Astorino going nuclear with new ‘daisy girl’ attack ad (vs. Andrew Cuomo: NY)

    09/30/2014 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 29, 2014 | 7:21am | Carl Campanile
    Republican Rob Astorino is going nuclear in his effort to oust heavily favored Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the race for governor. Astorino claims in a provocative new TV spot—his own take on the infamous “daisy girl” attack ad that helped Lyndon Johnson trounce Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election—that Cuomo could wind up in prison because of a federal criminal probe targeting a “cloud of corruption” hovering over the governor’s office. The original 60-second “daisy” ad, which ran at the height of the Cold War amid rabid fear of Soviet-US nuclear combat, featured a little girl in a...
  • Former ATF Agent: Empower Police To Nab Terrorists Smuggling Cigarettes

    09/29/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 28, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Strict laws must be put in place to combat New York City’s massive tobacco smuggling problem, former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives Assistant Director Rich Marianos told The Daily Caller News Foundation.“Street gangs, narcotics crews, Russian and Asian organized crime networks, and terrorists are trading cigs for guns, narcotics — even humans,” Marianos, who was with the ATF for 27 years, said.NYC’s disproportionately high cigarette tax is allowing hardened criminals and even terrorists to fund illicit activity and make huge profits, with almost no risk, thanks to lax tobacco smuggling laws.Since 2006, the tax rate on NYC...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,September 29-October 3,2014

    09/29/2014 11:02:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 29-October 3,2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Meet Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky’s Dad, Marc Mezvinsky [A Network of Swindlers!]

    09/27/2014 12:40:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    ABCNews ^ | September 27, 2014 | Erin Dooley
    Meet Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky’s Dad, Marc Mezvinsky By Erin Dooley Sep 27, 2014 Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky has been dubbed “the Clinton baby,” but Chelsea’s new bundle of joy is also part of the Mezvinsky family – and Bill and Hillary Clinton aren’t her only interesting grandparents. Chelsea’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, is heir to a once-powerful political dynasty. His father, Ed Mezvinsky, was a two-term Democratic congressman, representing Iowa’s first congressional district from 1973 to 1977. But in 2002, the former congressman pleaded guilty to swindling more than $10 million from family and friends in a Ponzi-esque scheme. Ed Mezvinsky himself...
  • What A High School Coed Can Teach Us About Getting In A Liberal College Professor's Face

    09/27/2014 9:10:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/27/2014 | Richard Miniter
    "....like the young high school coed I watched skewer an unctuous college professor some years ago. The setting is the Town of Rosendale, New York Recreation Center on July Fourth weekend where several dozen families have come to picnic together in the shade of the big pavilion. The afternoon sun is low in the sky, my children winding down in the pool, and I’m visiting other tables. Around one I find the husband of an acquaintance has captured an audience. He’s a tenured college professor at the State University at New Paltz whom I’ll call Dren Dravrah, PhD. A man...
  • Islamic State terrorist: We’ll ‘make some attacks in New York soon’

    09/26/2014 11:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Islamic State terrorist bluntly told a VICE News journalist that his group is going to strike New York City any day now and that his radicalized “brothers” are mobilizing at this very moment. Mr. Shirdon is a Canadian citizen who went to Iraq to fight with the Islamic State. In a different video that was released previously, he is seen burning his passport and vowing to wreak havoc on the United States and on Canada, The Blaze reported....
  • New York Postal Worker Caught 'Hoarding' 40,000 Pieces of Mail

    09/26/2014 7:17:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | September 26, 2014
    New York Postal Worker Caught 'Hoarding' 40,000 Pieces of Mail Postal worker Joseph Brucato kept 2,500lbs of undelivered mail in his home, car and locker, federal complaint says A New York City postal carrier is accused of failing to deliver more than 40,000 pieces of mail, some dating to 2005. According to a federal court complaint, Joseph Brucato hoarded the mail at his home, car and post office locker.
  • Hot Mic Catches News Anchors’ Bashing Government Assistance & #EBT – Social Media Promptly Erupts

    09/26/2014 12:20:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 9-25-2014 | Juan Leon
    (strong language warning) There’s a time and a place for everything and for these two News 12 The Bronx anchors, they picked the wrong time and definitely the wrong place to vent personal opinions that were destined to generate some controversy. TV Spy reports: Yesterday morning at around 8:25 a.m., News 12 The Bronx anchors Amy Yensi and Matt Pieper were caught in an open-mic moment. The pair were about to report on the need for school crossing guards in certain areas, when they made the following off-the-cuff comments on air.
  • Public Pension Funds Face $2 Trillion Shortfall, Moodys Warns

    09/26/2014 11:53:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    zh ^ | 09/26/2014 | Tyler Durden
    the 25 biggest systems by assets averaged a 7.45% return from 2004 to 2013, but liabilities tripled over the same period leaving them facing a $2 trillion shortfall as investment returns can’t keep up with ballooning obligations. The top 25 funds account for 40% of the entire US public pension system with Illinois, Kentucky, Connecticut, and Louisiana at the top of the 'most underfunded' list. .... the New York-based credit rater’s calculation of liabilities tripled in the eight years through 2012, ... liabilities are crowding out spending for services, roads and schools.
  • CLIMATE WORSHIP AT THE CATHEDRAL

    09/26/2014 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 26, 2014 | Mark Tooley
    CLIMATE WORSHIP AT THE CATHEDRAL At St. John the Divine, the climate never changes. By Mark Tooley – 9.26.14 Hundreds of thousands marched in New York recently for climate “justice” in “The People’s Climate March,” convinced that human industry is heating the earth to apocalyptic levels. Naturally there was a religious auxiliary to the Global Warming jamboree in the form of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, sponsored by the World Council of Churches, among others. And of course it included earth-friendly worship at the flamboyant Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine, whose theologically provocative services some critics have...
  • Liberal Politicians Can’t Stop Killing Innocent Creatures

    09/26/2014 8:06:07 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/25/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Yet another defenseless creature was slaughtered by a left-wing politician, the New York Post revealed on Thursday. Adorable groundhog Staten Island Chuck was “chucked” to his death during an appearance with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a raging liberal, back in February. Officials sought to cover up the creature’s demise, so as not to fuel public outrage over the disturbing trend of liberal politicians murdering cute animals. They even lied about the true identity of the victim.[snip]As horrific as de Blasio’s crime was, it pales in comparison to the carnage President Obama routinely inflicts upon the animal kingdom....
  • 3 From FDNY Who Worked At Ground Zero Die In 1 Day

    09/25/2014 9:13:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 9:57 PM EDT | Ula Ilnytzky
    Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another Monday. Their deaths are “a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department’s heroic efforts,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. …
  • Groundhog dropped by New York City Mayor de Blasio died a week later

    09/25/2014 3:00:40 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    New York's Staten Island Zoo attempted to cover up news that the groundhog accidentally dropped by Mayor Bill de Blasio during the Groundhog Day celebration died from internal injuries a week after the fall, The New York Post reported. Sources told the paper that the groundhog was a female replacement named "Charlotte." She died from internal injuries a week after the fall, the source said.
  • Volokh Conspiracy: New York high school bars National Guard recruiter from distributing National...

    09/25/2014 8:18:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-25-2014 | Eugene Volkh
    [The flag of the State of New York, depicting, among other things, a weapon. Would it be banned, too?] CBS 6 Albany reports: "T-shirts handed out by a National Guard recruiter at a local high school have caused heated debate among parents, students and the school district. The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk superintendent says the shirts are not appropriate for students to be wearing in school. The T-shirts in question say “National Guard” across the top and then show the silhouette of a solider holding a gun in front of the American Flag. The school district says it has a very strict policy...
  • AARP slams Martha Robertson (D) over attack ad (#NY23)

    09/24/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © Copyright 2008-2014, Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 6:17pm | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    AARP is calling out (Democrat congressional candidate Martha) Robertson for improperly using AARP’s name in her ads, violating AARPs non-partisan status and falsely implying that AARP has taken sides in the race.... Beth Finkel, state director for AARP in New York, issued a statement after learning of its name and logo appearing in the Ithaca Democrat’s campaign ads in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning. “AARP does not endorse candidates or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates,” Finkel said. “AARP did not authorize the use of its name or...
  • Obama’s approval rating falls in deep-blue states

    09/24/2014 10:55:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Justin Sink
    Just weeks after President Obama's approval rating hit record lows in the liberal bastion of California, a new survey shows the president in trouble in another deep blue state: New York. Only 39 percent of registered New York voters surveyed in a Marist College poll said Obama is doing an "excellent" or "good" job, the lowest level for Obama in the poll since the beginning of his presidency. Sixty-one percent of survey respondents judged Obama as doing a "fair" or "poor" job in office.
  • Woman Says She Was Brutally Beaten By Teenage Girls On Subway In Brooklyn

    09/24/2014 6:54:31 AM PDT · by massmike · 75 replies
    A woman was viciously attacked by a group of teenagers on the subway in Brooklyn – and she said it all started when she decided to speak up about their behavior. It was a brutal attack the woman, named Amanda, said that all started because she asked the teens to stop swearing inside the crowded subway car. “I said, ‘You guys should be more respectful for your age. There’s a bunch of children on the train right here, and that’s unacceptable.” Amanda, who did not want to reveal her last name, said she made the simple, peaceful plea to the...
  • Obama makes light of New York traffic chaos he causes by saying 'it's actually pretty smooth for me'

    09/24/2014 4:38:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/14 | Francesca Chambers
    ....Obama joked today during a New York speech that he doesn't seem to have the traffic problems the city's residents are always complaining about. 'It's actually pretty smooth for me during the week,' Obama said, after playfully arguing that everyone in New York 'hypes' the traffic. 'I don't know what the problem is,' he told attendees of the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting. 'I haven't noticed.'
  • On The Defensive, Domenic Recchia Calls Michael Grimm’s Foreign Policy ‘Embarrassing’

    09/24/2014 2:41:35 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    The back-and-forth in the tight race between indicted Congressman Michael Grimm and his rival Domenic Recchia over foreign policy credentials continued last night with Mr. Recchia calling the sitting congressman’s behavior “embarrassing.” “Michael Grimm should be the last one to critique anyone or make a comment about anyone’s foreign policy issues,” Mr. Recchia, a Democrat, said last night on NY1. After Mr. Recchia, a former councilman from Brooklyn, was unable to answer questions from reporters last week on international trade issues, Mr. Grimm — a Republican who served in the first Gulf War as a U.S. Marine — slammed him...
  • Mayor de Blasio addresses United Nations, calls climate change an 'existential threat'

    09/23/2014 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Calling climate change an "existential threat," Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday opened the UN Climate Summit by urging the world's citizens to change the way they live for the betterment of the planet. De Blasio, speaking in front of hundreds of world leaders in his first address before the United Nations, said the reason the Earth is facing this crisis is because of our own behavior. "We know humanity is facing an existential threat. The cause is us – how we heat our homes, how we transport ourselves, the reckless way in which we live. This is an issue we...
  • New York politicians criticize anti-Islam ads due to run on buses

    09/23/2014 4:41:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/23/2014
    New York City politicians and religious leaders on Tuesday criticized a series of anti-Islam advertisements due to appear on 100 city buses, with many critics calling for the campaign to be blocked. Melissa Mark-Viverito, the speaker of the City Council, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined a rally outside City Hall organized by the Arab American Association of New York and other groups to criticize the display ads sponsored by a group run by Pamela Geller, who writes a blog criticizing Islam. The ads, one of which features an image of American journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by...
  • Gun Control Activist Who Swore He Forgot He Was Packing Heat At School Gets JOKE Sentence

    09/23/2014 9:56:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Eric Owens
    Back in February, a Buffalo, N.Y. community activist who pushed for a highly restrictive 2013 gun control law was arrested for — wait for it — carrying a gun illegally at a public elementary school. The wheels of criminal justice have now slowly, slowly churned to completion. And wouldn’t you know it? The judge in the case has now found it in his heart to give the heat-packing activist, Dwayne Ferguson, a generously light sentence.
  • Long Island state Senate candidate accused ... of stealing $2M through fraudulent billing

    09/23/2014 7:51:30 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2:30 AM | BY GREG B. SMITH
    David Denenberg, a Nassau County legislator who’s running for the Senate as a Democrat, billed for fictional expenses from the day he arrived at the firm in 2006 through most of last year, according to a lawsuit the firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron says it will file Tuesday. Denenberg’s former colleagues call him a 'criminal mastermind still inexcusably running for public office.'
  • Newly-crowned Miss America was kicked out of her sorority last year for brutally hazing recruits

    09/22/2014 9:30:22 PM PDT · by denydenydeny · 104 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/22/14 | Ashley Collman
    But Kazantsev was no Miss Congeniality at Hofstra University, where she was expelled from her sorority last year for hazing new recruits. On her resume, Kazantsev lists that she was new member educator and recruitment committee president for the university's chapter of Alpha Phi, a position she reportedly shared with her best friend in the spring term of 2013. A source told Jezebel that Kazantsev and her friend made the pledges' lives 'a living hell' by calling them names, and berating them over physical flaws. The terrifying duo reportedly made the new members perform certain physical tasks to the point...
  • Anonymously circulated leaflets attack Cornell newspaper columnist

    09/22/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    © 2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.22.14 | By: MICHAEL J. CONNOR
    Ithaca, N.Y. — Leaflets calling a conservative columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun a “Racist Rape Apologist” have been anonymously distributed around campus. Julius Kairey, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences and author of a biweekly Sun column titled, “Always Right,” recently wrote a column about sexual assault that drew rebuttals. The circulated leaflets show a photo of Kairey. Under the photo, the words, “Daily Sun Columnist and Racist Rape Apologist” appear. No other text, no specifics supporting the allegations, are printed on the page.... The most recent Kairey column takes issue with a new California law...
  • People’s Climate March Gets 4.5 Times as Much Network Attention as March for Life

    09/22/2014 5:59:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 9/22/2014 | Julia A. Seymour
    Not only did the broadcast networks spent more time on the People’s Climate March, than the March for Life, they portrayed it positively, ignoring all the radicalism promoted by participants.NBC “Nightly News,” ABC “World News Tonight” on Sept. 21 and CBS “This Morning” and ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Sept. 22 gave a combined 3 minutes and 27 seconds to the climate march. That was four-and-a-half times the 46 seconds of stories that NBC and ABC evening news shows gave to the March for Life in January 2014.Boosting the claims of protesters concerned about global warming, “World News Tonight” and...
  • 7-Eleven owners admit 'plantation' system to boost profits

    09/22/2014 4:48:15 PM PDT · by OddLane · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2014 | Selim Algar
    A crew of crooked 7-Eleven franchise owners pleaded guilty to setting up a “plantation” system for illegal alien employees to increase profits at their Slurpee strongholds in Virginia and Long Island, according to the feds. Five defendants copped to knowingly hiring illegal aliens, siphoning off their earnings and forcing them to live in dingy boarding homes scattered across Suffolk County, according to court papers. The scheme skimmed a total of $2.6 million that was owed to the workers, court papers state.
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM, September 22-26,2014

    09/22/2014 12:12:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | September 22-26, 2014 | Sean Hannity
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  • Missing Afghan soldiers found at Canadian border near Niagara Falls

    09/22/2014 11:13:29 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-22-2014 | Fox News
    Published September 22, 2014 FoxNews.com Three Afghan soldiers missing from Cape Cod military base Never autoplay videos DEVELOPING: Three Afghan National Army soldiers who vanished from a Cape Cod military base where they had been taking part in a training exercise have been found at the Canadian border near Niagara Falls, a senior Pentagon official told Fox News. The men were reported missing by the Massachusetts National Guard Saturday night at Joint Base Cape Cod. A statement identified the soldiers as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, 48, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada, 18, and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar, 20.
  • Climate protesters pledge to risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

    09/22/2014 8:19:48 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 22, 2014
    Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday's international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in the largest single protest ever held on over climate change
  • 300,000 marchers ring climate warning bell in NYC, around globe

    09/21/2014 7:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/21/2014
    NEW YORK - Over three hundred thousand activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through...
  • Ithaca College says male victim was sexually assaulted on campus

    09/21/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    © 2014 THE ITHACA VOICE ^ | 09.21.14 | Jeff Stein
    <p>A male victim was sexually assaulted at Ithaca College shortly after midnight on Sunday, according to the IC Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.</p> <p>The attack occurred around 12:10 a.m. Sunday on the walking trail behind Wood Field between Circle Apartments and the Terraces, a statement from IC said.</p>
  • Bloggers trash Central Park cyclist

    09/21/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT · by Mercat · 89 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09/21/2014 | Larry Celona
    Even his fellow “Tridorks” and “Freds” are turning on him. Cyclists are racing online to rage against speed demon Jason Marshall — and show their support for the tragic victim he mowed down in Central Park. As Jill Tarlov, 59, remained on life support from her massive head injuries at an Upper East Side hospital, cyclists took to blogs and Twitter to jeer Marshall for slamming his $4,000 racing bike into the Connecticut mother of two on Thursday at a West Drive intersection. Some insiders blasted Marshall as a triathlon-obsessed “Tridork,” and a “Fred,” both derogatory terms for Lycra-clad cyclists...
  • 'Divisive' Anti-Islam Adverts Featuring Murdered Hostage James Foley Shown on New York Buses

    09/21/2014 9:28:22 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 37 replies
    International Business Times UK ^ | 09/21/2014 | Tom Porter
    A series of controversial anti-Islam adverts are being displayed on New York buses. One features a picture of the masked Isis militant known as 'Jihadi John', who has decapitated three western hostages in online videos, alongside an image of London rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, who some suspect is 'John'. "Yesterday's moderate is today's headline," reads the caption.
  • Central Park cyclist veered into wrong lanes before tragic crash

    09/20/2014 9:24:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/20/14 | Shawn Cohen, Rebecca Harshbarger, Lia Eustachewich and Laura Italiano
    Seconds before he plowed his $4,000 bike into Connecticut mom in Central Park, leaving her brain dead, speed-demon racing cyclist ­Jason Marshall zoomed down a pedestrian lane and crossed over into the vehicle lane of the park’s West Drive — even though neither is legal for cycling, The Post has learned. Law-enforcement sources say that moments before Thursday afternoon’s accident, Marshall was barreling downhill in the lane restricted to pedestrians and child bicyclists.
  • Shocking Anti-Islam Ad Campaign Coming To New York City Buses And Subways

    09/20/2014 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 September 2014 | Tyler Durden
    In a move that is certain to further escalate already stretched racial tensions in America's most cosmopolitan city, some 100 New York City buses will soon carry jarring anti-Islamic posters which feature photos of an ISIS beheading victim, his alleged executioner, Adolf Hitler, declare "Yesterday's moderate [Muslim] is today's headline" and proclaim "It's not Islamophobia, it's Islamorealism" as part of an "educational campaign." According to the NY Daily News, the ads, paid for by flame-throwing blogger Pamela Geller, at a cost of $100,000, are intended as an “education campaign” to warn of the “problem with jihad” and Islamic sharia law,...
  • Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control (Hypocrite Alert!)

    09/20/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 104 replies
    Facebook/TakenMovies Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Takenand Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays. "I am totally for gun control in the U.S.," Neeson said in an interview with The Independent. "The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying." Neeson criticized the National Rifle Association's response to the 2012 shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which the actor summarized as, "If that teacher had been armed..." "It's crazy," Neeson said. "I'll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane...
  • Influx of immigrant children reported in Hempstead School District

    09/19/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | September 17, 2014
    There are growing concerns about the exploding young immigrant population on Long Island. Officials say thousands of undocumented children who crossed the United States border illegally are now in school districts in the area. This year alone 2,200 undocumented children crossed the border and came to Long Island to live. News 12 has learned about 1,200 of them are enrolled in the Hempstead School District. School Board president Lamont Johnson said Hempstead is unprepared for all these students, and trying to figure out where to put them all. Right now some are standing up in class, or even sitting on...
  • Food stamp system to go down across New York this weekend

    09/19/2014 2:21:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 9-19-14 | Marnie Eisenstadt
    Shop now if you depend on food stamps or cash assistance from New York. Neither will work starting early Sunday morning. The system will go down at midnight and isn't expected to come back online until noon Sunday. It's being shut down so the state can switch to a new company to run the program. It will take at least 12 hours to do the switch. Medicaid benefits are on the same card, but they will not be affected by the change. Nearly a third of the city's residents rely on food stamps, according to U.S. Census data. Toni Maxwell,...
  • NY Dem: ‘All My Heroes Were America’s Enemies’

    09/19/2014 12:13:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/19/2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    New York City councilman and State Assembly shoo-in Charles Barron has reiterated his admiration of dictators and said he hopes to host one of them — Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe — in the states … again. “I would love for him to come to Albany. I would love for him to come anywhere in the United States, really,” Barron said in a recent interview with the New York Observer. “I think he’s a shining example of an African leader on the African continent.” Barron famously hosted Mugabe as city councilman in 2002. Mugabe took control of Zimbabwe in 1983 and instituted...
  • New York offers illegal immigrants zoo trips, museum tours with ID cards

    09/19/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:14pm EDT | Laila Kearney
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city’s famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease. Among the perks offered by the Democratic mayor were free or reduced-price admission to places like the Bronx Zoo, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall for all of next year. New York is joining other U.S. cities with large immigrant populations including Los Angeles and New Haven, Connecticut, with municipal ID...
  • Where the Middle Class Goes to Die: In progressive Manhattan, inequality is maxed out.

    09/19/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    A new report being released today by the Census Bureau finds that Manhattan has the highest level of income inequality in the United States. That is not entirely surprising, though it would also not have been surprising if it had been San Francisco or another progressive fiefdom. For all the rhetoric about wicked 1 percenters and inequality, progressivism is a luxury good, and progressive-dominated enclaves are generally pretty okay places to live if you have a fair amount of money, but sort of stink if you’re in the middle or at the lower end of the earnings curve. Because most...
  • New York man accused of trying to recruit, aid ISIS militants

    09/19/2014 6:00:29 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | FoxNews
    An upstate New York man has been indicted for allegedly trying to recruit fighters for the Islamic State, paying for their travel and even buying guns, according to federal prosecutors. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, was indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to the group widely known as ISIS that has been designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors said late Tuesday. Elfgeeh, who was born in Yemen and is a naturalized U.S. citizen, is one of the first people accused by the U.S. of...
  • After 9 Months, Federal Probe of GWB Closure Finds No Link to Christie, Federal Sources Say

    09/18/2014 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 • Updated at 8:31 PM EDT | Jonathan Dienst, Joe Valiquette and Pete Williams
    The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in “Bridgegate” has thus far uncovered no information he either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes on the George Washington Bridge, federal officials tell NBC 4 New York. The September 2013 closures—where several entrance lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Ft. Lee were shut down causing a traffic nightmare for commuters—has been the subject of several federal and state investigations. […] According to one former federal prosecutor, who had no involvement in any of the probes into the bridge closure, investigations of this...
  • Gatorade Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

    09/18/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/18/14
    Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.
  • Sources: Howard Stern to Move to Palm Beach Permanently (reason: taxes)

    09/18/2014 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    © Copyright 2013 GossipExtra.com · All Rights Reserved ^ | September 16, 2014 | by Jose Lambiet
    PALM BEACH — No matter what his professional future holds, satellite radio star Howard Stern is planning to move to Palm Beach permanently after the $10 million-renovation of his $52 million-house is completed early next year...One of the sources added that Stern is well aware of the benefits of declaring residency in a no-income tax state like Florida and homesteading his property.